Friday, August 24, 2012

Five Dollar Friday - The Sequel

Wife here, welcoming you to Five Dollar Friday the sequel! For those of you who don't know what the hell I’m talking about, each week here at Ask Your Dad Blog, we pick a charity or cause and then we donate five dollars… hence the name: Five Dollar Friday. Well, John and I each donate, so I guess that's $10. But I could be wrong, math isn't really my thing. We write up a little post about where we're donating and what it's about. Then, if readers would like to join in the fun, they can also chip in $5 (or more or less). Lastly, if you really want to get into it, you can spread the word! Share, Tweet, +1, e-mail… heck, hire a skywriter. Skywriting would be cool.

This week, I'm in charge. So I've decided that this week will be in honor of the little dude that John so lovingly refers to as our squirrel-dog Chihuahua thing. Squirrel-dog Chihuahua thing happens to have a name: Riley. Riley was my buddy before John and I met, and while John didn't like him very much at first, he did like me very much. And Riley and I were kind of a package deal. Since then, John has learned to tolerate love him.

Riley has full run of the house, the yard, and more often than John would like, our bed. Not all pets do. We want help the thousands of pets out there that don't have the loving home that Riley does. So this week we are donating to Cause for Paws.

Cause for Paws is a really cool program that utilizes volunteer foster homes instead of shelters. Animal-loving volunteers take pets into their homes and nurture them until a healthy, loving, and permanent family can be found. This helps shelters avoid overcrowding and keeps many animals off death row.

Their mission statement:

To help find homeless animals stable and loving homes,
eliminate the need for euthanasia through increased publicity,
and raise funding in order to nurture these animals back to physical and mental health.

Cause for Paws is always accepting donations to help with expenses. And as an added bonus, by donating you become part of their Rescue Army! How cool is that?? If you are in the Utah area, they also have a wish list of items they are always accepting and can always use volunteers and new foster families willing to take in a new friend. This information can be found on their website under the Sponsor tab. Or just click here.

So if you would like to make a donation, find ways to help, or just learn more about these awesome folks, meander on over to their website at To make a donation, simply click the Sponsor tab and click Donate.

As always, if you have suggestions for future Five Dollar Fridays, please send us an email through the Contact Page with the subject "Five Dollar Fridays".


  1. LOVE this charity idea, I can relate 100% to be a packaged deal with a furry friend, who I got from a rescue very similar. Fantastic cause, fantastic idea, thanks for being such an inspiration!

  2. I figured this one might be right up your alley!

  3. Love, love, love!! Posting to the Cause for Paws Utah Page.
    Thanks so much Stevie (and John) for loving Riley so much and sharing our page with your readers!!